Fresh from her Canada Open triumph along with Ashwini Ponnappa, ace shuttler Jwala Gutta today urged the government to come out and support the doubles specialists in their endeavour to win an Olympic medal next year at Rio.
The paltry Canadian Open winner`s cheque didn`t even cover the cost of his flight back to Malaysia but that mattered little to former world number one Lee Chong Wei who was just relieved to be a champion again.
Ecstatic after winning the Canada Open women's doubles title with Jwala Gutta, Indian shuttler Ashwini Ponnappa on Monday said consistency has been the key to their success and this victory is a big boost ahead of the prestigious World Championship in August.
India's women's badminton doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa stormed into the final of the $50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix tournament after beating Shiho Tanaka and Koharu Yonemoto of Japan 21-17, 21-16 in the semi-finals.
Commonwealth Games silver medallist pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa emerged as the lone Indian survivors at the Canada Open after reaching the semifinals of the USD 50,000 Grand Prix badminton tournament here.
The Indian women's doubles pair of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa, men's singles shuttlers B. Sai Praneeth and Ajay Jayaram reached the quarter-finals of the $50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix at the Markin MacPhail Centre here.
London Olympic Games quarter-finalist Parupalli Kashyap wants to train hard for seven weeks and be at the peak of his game and fitness ahead of the August 10-16 World Badminton Championships in Jakarta, Indonesia.
Indian shuttlers B Sai Praneeth, Ajay Jayaram and Anand Pawar reached the second round of the USD 50,000 Canada Open Grand Prix after notching up comfortable victories in the men's singles competition, here on Wednesday.
Their dreams of a maiden Grand Prix gold title ended up in smoke after Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy suffered a straight-game loss in the finals of the US Open badminton tournament here.
Indian men's doubles pair of Manu Attri and B Sumeeth Reddy reached the finals but it was curtains for B Sai Praneeth and women's doubles combo of Jwala Gutta and Ashwini Ponnappa at the US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here.
Indian singles shuttler B. Sai Praneeth and the doubles pairs of Manu Attri/B. Sumeeth Reddy and Jwala Gutta/Ashwini Ponnappa advanced to the semifinals of the $120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold at the Suffolk County Community College here.
Sai Praneeth sailed into the quarterfinals after a hard-earned victory while compatriots Ajay Jayaram and R M V Gurusaidutt lost their respective men's singles matches as Indians had a mixed day at the USD 120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament here.
Indian shuttlers Ajay Jayaram, R M V Gurusaidutt and Sai Praneeth entered the pre-quarterfinals of the men's singles event at the USD 120,000 US Open Grand Prix Gold badminton tournament after victories over their respective opponents here.
Chong Wei Feng made an emphatic statement to Malaysia`s badminton selectors while Indonesia maintained an edge over their regional rivals with an epic victory in the Southeast Asian Games mixed doubles final on Tuesday.
Thailand`s Ratchanok Intanon made a successful cameo appearance at the Southeast Asian Games on Friday, the world number five leading from the front in a crushing 3-0 victory over Malaysia in the women`s team badminton final.